Definitely worth it! Past Review

By (Business Marketing, Brigham Young University) - abroad from 06/21/2012 to 07/23/2012 with

Brigham Young University: Traveling - Europe Business Study Abroad

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I made so many wonderful memories and friendships. I learned so much and would definitely recommend the program to others.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program


* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Some hotels were sketchy, but we didn't mind. It allowed us to diver deeper into other cultures.

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes


* Money: How easily were you able to live on a student's budget?

(1 = not very easy/$200+ on food & personal expenses/week, 2.5 = $100/week, 5 = very easily/minimal cost)

* Was housing included in your program cost? Yes
* Was food included in your program cost? No
Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? Approximately 100 euros per week


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Hotel
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • exposure to new cultures
  • business visits
  • food
* What could be improved?
  • organization of the program
  • better communication
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I have to completely take care of myself. I had no host family, and a professor who was with his own family, so I had to be prepared myself.